THORNTON -- After winning the team title on day one of the 5A state meet, day two was all about the Broomfield gymnasts having some fun with the individual events.
Some hit new skills, some missed, others fell. But many of them still ended up on the podium.
Leading the Eagles, senior Gabby Maiden took third in the floor exercise with a score of 9.675. She also took 12th in the vault and 15th in the balance beam, an event she dedicated solely to attempting a new dismount.
"Honestly, I was just having fun and it was awesome," said Maiden, who took sixth in the all-around on Friday. "On floor, I moved up three places. It's just so fun to compete in for me. It's like second nature."
Maiden said claiming the team title Friday was a stress-reliever for Saturday.
"We weren't competing for our team anymore, we were competing for ourselves," she said. "It's not as big of a letdown. You want to do well for yourself but you don't have your whole team on your back."
Just behind Maiden, Eagles senior Melanie Stelling tied for fourth place in the floor exercise with Overland's Kellyn Toole with a 9.650 (9.663) (9.650). Stelling also took fourth on the balance beam, scoring a 9.625.
Stelling took first on the balance beam during the team competition on Friday. So, she knew coming in she was more than capable of placing in the individual event.
"Yesterday, I had a really good beam set. I was really excited about it but I was trying not to let it get to me," Stelling said. "Having high expectations, I just knew I had to do what I had to do to do my best."
Also scaling the 5A podium, Eagles freshman Maggie Boyer scored a 9.625 to place third.
In her first trip to the state meet, Boyer tried to replicate the routine that earned her eighth on day one. Instead, she ended up besting it.
"I just did what I was comfortable with," said Boyer, who also finished 11th in the vault. "It was really exciting just coming out of club gymnastics to be on the team with everyone in a big team sport."
Also for the Eagles, senior Monique Martinez took eighth in the vault and 14th in the floor. Sophomore Kailey Licata finished 10th in the vault and seventh on the bars.
Leaving with the team title and a handful of state placers, Eagles head coach Erica Taga was happy with how her girls wrapped up the state tournament on Saturday.
"Today is always the cherry on top of the cake," Taga said. "We don't even talk about Saturday until Friday night after team finals. Today is all about having fun. The pressure was off and they just went out to try some things and do what they do."
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5A State gymnastics
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Vault -- Claire Hammen, Loveland, 9.800; 2. Taylor Molliconi, Mountain Range, 9.775 (9.788); 3. Lauren Glover, Rocky Mountain, 9.775 (9.775); 4. Katie Johnson, Overland, 9.700; 5. Kaili Gallegos, Niwot, 9.650; 6. Kellyn Toole, Overland, 9.625; 7. Sierra Cirylo, Thornton, 9.550; 8. Monique Martinez, Broomfield, 9.475 (9.500) (9.500); 9. Ashlynn Graybill, Overland, 9.475 (9.500) (9.450); 10. Kailey Licata, Broomfield, 9.475 (9.488); 11. Maggie Boyer, Broomfield, 9.425; 12. Gabby Maiden, Broomfield, 9.400; 13. Alaina Bolton, Cherry Creek, 9.375; 14. Lauren Niedzinski, Cherry Creek, 9.300; 15. Keri Peel, Rocky Mountain, 9.100.
Uneven bars -- 1. Erica Pollack, Fort Collins, 9.700; 2. Taylor Molliconi, Mountain Range, 9.650; 3. Maggie Boyer, Broomfield, 9.625; 4. Austen Fankhouser, Niwot, 9.600; 5. Nichole Hagen, Chatfield, 9.550; 6. Hanna Roshak, Lakewood, 9.450 (9.450); 7. Kailey Licata, Broomfield, 9.450 (9.413); 8. Kailey Low, Pomona, 9.325 (9.325) (9.350); 9. Marley Hesser, Fort Collins, 9.325 (9.325) (9.300); 10. Keri Peel, Rocky Mountain, 9.325 (9.300); 11. Marinna Dilley, Fort Collins, 9.300; 12. Ashlynn Graybill, Overland, 9.275 (9.275); 14. Alaina Bolton, Cherry Creek, 9.200; 15. Lauren Glover, Rocky Mountain, 8.825.
Floor -- 1. Claire Hammen, Loveland, 9.850; 2. Lauren Glover, Rocky Mountain, 9.700; 3. Gabby Maiden, Broomfield, 9.675; t4. Melanie Stelling, Broomfield, 9.650 (9.663) (9.650); t4. Kellyn Toole, Overland, 9.650 (9.663) (9.650); t6. Taylor Molliconi, Mountain Range, 9.625 (9.625) (9.650); t6. Erica Pollack, Fort Collins, 9.625 (9.625) (9.650); 8. Jessica Jankowski, Arvada West, 9.550 (9.563); 9. Zoie Hoben, Standley Lake, 9.550 (9.538) (9.500); 10. Kaili Gallegos, Niwot, 9.550 (9.538) (9.450); 11. Emily Barber, Chatfield, 9.500; 12. Olivia Solow-Niedermand, Cherry Creek, 9.450; 13. Katie Johnson, Overland, 9.025; 14. Monique Martinez, Broomfield 9.000.
Beam 1. Lauren Glover, Rocky Mountain, 9.700 (9.725); 2. Claire Hammen, Loveland, 9.700 (9.700); 3. Sela Buted, Cherry Creek, 6.650; 4. Melanie Stelling, Broomfield, 9.625; 5. Keri Peel, Rocky Mountain, 9.525; 6. Erica Pollack, Fort Collins, 9.500; 7. Ashlynn Graybill, Overland, 9.450; 8. Katie Johnson, Overland, 9.425 (9.438); 9. Jillian Kerr, Arvada West, 9.425 (9.425); 10. Jessica Jankowski, Arvada West, 9.400; 11. Sierra Coonts, Fort Collins, 9.325; 12. Emily Barder, Chatfield, 9.300; 13. Maddie Rivas, Mountain Range, 9.200; 14. Alaina Bolton, Cherry Creek, 9.150; 15. Gabby Maiden, Broomfield, 8.450.